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June 8, 2021

University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Adds 10 Petabytes Panasas Storage

June 8, 2021 —  Panasas, a leader in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, announced an expansion of its 13-year relationship with the University of Minnesota’s Supercomputing Institute (MSI) to supply a new generation of parallel storage systems.

As its researchers push further into the fields of bioinformatics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, MSI plans to upgrade both the capacity and the performance of its cluster storage systems. To achieve this goal, the university is starting by updating the existing Panasas parallel storage system to the next-generation Panasas Ultra hardware. This will deliver approximately 10 Petabytes of new capacity, representing a net increase of 5 PB that will better support a variety of data-intensive research initiatives. Alongside the Panasas storage upgrades, the capacity of MSI’s ceph-based tier 2 storage, built using HPE hardware, will also be increased by 5 PB.

“The Panasas partnership gives us access to the kind of high-performance computing technology that is critical to tackle an increasing variety of sophisticated use cases with MSI’s `Agate’ cluster,” said Jim Wigenbusch, Director of Research Computing at UMN. “This long-term partnership has provided our researchers with the top-flight technology and technical support they need.”

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